Three persons have been apprehended in connection with the alleged killing of a naval officer identified as Akingbohunmi, the police in Ondo state have said Let’s remember that some thugs from the town attacked the deceased man on Monday after he had an altercation with a commercial motorcyclist, also known as an Okada rider.
Following the attack, the late naval officer was allegedly rushed to the town’s hospital where doctors confirmed he was dead.
A source in the town, who spoke in a conference with journalists, revealed that the suspects were arrested in various locations inside and outside the town after community leaders organized a search party to produce them.
Community leaders allegedly visited Imery Naval Academy (the school the deceased attended) and promised school authorities that all suspects would be apprehended within 24 hours.
According to the source, one of the suspects was arrested on his way to Oka Akoko, in the southwest local government area of Akoko state while he was heading to the town to escape arrest, and the other was arrested at his home where he was hiding.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the arrest of the three suspects, said the police from the command are still chasing three others who were involved in the brutal act.
“Three of the suspects have been arrested and we are still on the trail of three others involved in the incident.
The suspects will soon be transferred to the state headquarters,” PPRO said.